Sunday saw the Debtworks sponsored Ta Atatu Women’s team have their first loss of the season in what was a close fought encounter against Takapuna W1.
Takapuna started very strongly, with a powerful shot in the first 20 minutes, in spite of keeper Cilla getting a hand to it finding the back of the net. The second was of equal quality with Takapuna playing good football and controlling the pace of the game.
Te Atatu’s lack of experience started to show, with no real answer to Takapuna more aggressive approach, with even the 70/30’s not being won.
At 2 nil down at half time the game looked beyond Te Atatu’s grasp, but a player of the day Tracey showed that not only was she a star defender at left back, but she was also capable of playing striker as well. Finding herself on the edge of the circle, she collected a Takapuna clearance and hit it first time, in what was a perfect strike, leaving the Takapuna keeper stranded and the ball in the net.
At 2.-1 Te Atatu found some confidence, and managed to launch some attacks, but could not find the equaliser.